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“White Privilege” Academics Thrilled with All the Media Attention

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Posted by    Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 3:30pm

Even for professors, it seems “all publicity is good publicity.”

Despite the fact the campus “white privilege” movement has been widely mocked, including by students, many of its academic proponents are relishing all the attention it has received.

The concept of white privilege – with roots in the 19th century, a resurgence in...

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“By the standards of Wall Street, higher ed is in deep trouble.”

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Posted by    Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 2:00pm

The title of this post is a line from an interesting report from NPR which is excerpted below. The higher ed bubble cometh.

The Crisis In The ‘Ivory Tower’

A trillion dollars in debt. Financial outlook downgraded. Skyrocketing prices yet falling or stagnant revenue for 40 percent of the sector. Government threatening to...

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Two US Senators Promote “Rape Arrests” as Way to Combat Campus Sex Crimes

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Posted by    Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 12:30pm

One can only hope the two senators promoting rape arrests for campus sex crimes also have the same enthusiasm for protecting the rights of the defendants and ridding institutions of kangaroo courts, too.

Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Claire McCaskill, who led sweeping changes in how the U.S. military handles rape cases, now...

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Prof Hates Students, Offers Them an A if They Don’t Hand in Any Papers

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Posted by    Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 11:00am

This man seems to really dislike being a professor and everything that goes with the job.

Hat tip to Ace of Spades HQ. Critical Theory has the story.

Professor of the Year, “If You D...

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Princeton’s “White Privilege” Denier Tackles “Academic Justice”

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Posted by    Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 9:30am

Princeton student Tal Fortgang refuses to bow to the forces of political correctness just because he’s a white male and completely derides the newly arising “White Privilege” movement.

In  another opinion piece, Fortgang  tackles another insidious progressive concept that we reported earlier this year: “Academic Justice.”

…In the editorial, Harvard undergraduate student Sandra...

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Prof Links UCSB Shooter’s Misogyny with Christianity

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Posted by    Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 8:00am

You knew it was just a matter of time before someone on the left said this, right?

Jennifer Kabbany of The College Fix reported.

Prof Links UCSB Shooter’s Misogyny with Christianity’s ‘Strict Gender Roles’

A professor has linked the misogynistic mindset of UCSB assailant Elliot Rodger with the “strict gender roles” found among...

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Higher Ed Tech Company Head in Trouble for Ordering Hack on Competition

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 6:30pm

The leader of the higher ed technology company named Symplicity is now learning a valuable business lesson: Cheating is never the answer to solving business problems.

He may have plenty of of time to reflect on lessons learned, too.

Inside Higher Ed’s Cory Weinberg files this report:

During the summer of 2010, Symplicity Corporation...

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Columbia to Spend Millions in Tax Dollars on Climate Change Games

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 5:00pm

Gosh, what a wise and careful use of taxpayer money. The worst part is that you just know no one at Columbia sees anything wrong with this.

Katherine Timpf of Campus Reform reports.

Columbia University to spend $5.7 million in taxpayer funds on climate change games

Columbia University has received millions in taxpayer funds...

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College Porn Actress Commits Suicide after Cyber-bullying

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 3:30pm

College students who are contemplating a temporary career in the adult film industry to pay the bills need to understand that the decision may have deep consequences that those who want to glorify the “pornification” of campuses wish to ignore.

Alyssa Funke, a straight-A student at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, committed...

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Obama Labor Secretary Praises Collectivism in Tweet to Oberlin Grads

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 2:00pm

Is anyone surprised?

Obama has spent his entire life surrounding himself with people who think this way. And how ironic that he’s speaking to Oberlin grads. They deserve him.

Twitchy reported.

‘Nothing commie to see here. Move along’: Obama’s Labor Secretary preaches collectivism to Oberlin grads

Is anyone really surprised that President Spread-the-wealth’s Secretary of...

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After 75 years, Maine woman receives college degree delayed because of a $5 “late fee”

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 12:30pm

One Maine college has just given the term “late fee” a whole new meaning!

A 99-year-old Maine woman has graduated from college 75 years after a $5 fee kept her from getting her diploma on time.

Beal College in Bangor awarded Jessie White her degree during a special ceremony on Friday hosted by...

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Faculty at Louisiana Tech Walk Out on Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 11:00am

These people are supposed to be intellectuals? How thin skinned and petty.

The College Fix reports.

Duck! LGBT Activism Sparks Faculty Walkout at Phil Robertson Ceremony

A few faculty at Louisiana Tech University walked out of Saturday’s commencement ceremony honoring alumnus Phil Robertson of reality TV’s “Duck Dynasty,” following an anti-Robertson social media campaign...

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Harvard students outraged over axing of “difficulty scores” from course evaluations

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 9:30am

We recently reported that Harvard University is removing the “difficulty scores” from its course evaluation guide.

Student evaluations regarding this decision are none too positive.

Responding to what Undergraduate Council President Gus A. M...

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Prof Imagines Trigger Warnings for Shakespeare’s Hamlet

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Posted by    Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 8:00am

Rest assured, this piece is making fun of trigger warnings.

Doni Wilson writes at The Federalist.

9 Trigger Warnings for Hamlet

First of all, I thought right off the bat that you, as a professor, become a BIG WALKING SPOILER, because to give a “trigger warning,” you basically have to give all the high...

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Architect of admin’s “gainful employment” rules says for-profit schools deserve more regulation

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 6:30pm

When the Education Department issued its rules on “Gainful Employment”  targeting for-profit educational institutions, its proposal was thrown out by a federal district court as “arbitrary” and “capricious.”

The architect of these “gainful employment” rules, Bob Shireman, just wrote a paper essentially saying that...

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U. St. Thomas Student – Time to Eliminate the Minimum Wage

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 5:00pm

Writing at The College Conservative, Vladimir Davidiuk says it’s time to examine the minimum wage and its impact on jobs.

It was unsurprising but disappointing to encounter an article titled “Raising Minimum Wage: An Issue of Maximum Importance“ in the March 6, 2014 edition of the University of St. Thomas student newspaper, The Summa. Given the target...

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UCLA fraternity Phi Kappa Sigma admits reopens after hiatus

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 3:30pm

For a change there is a little good news for the “Greeks” on one California campus, who have been under attack at various institutions across the country for a wide variety of reasons.

The brick fraternity house with an ivy-covered front lawn and green shutters still bears its national seal above the...

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Colleges Not Thrilled About Obama’s Ratings Plan

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 2:00pm

Elections have consequences. Maybe the enormous number of people in higher ed who backed Obama will think twice before backing another progressive.

Michael D. Shear of the New York Times writes.

Colleges Rattled as Obama Seeks Rating System

The college presidents were appalled. Not only had President Obama called...

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Brigham Young U. Investigates Improper Benefits Claims against Student Athletes

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 12:30pm

Administrators are potentially calling a “foul” at Brigham Young University (BYU).

The school is now formally investigating allegations that former student-athletes accepted improper benefits.

BYU spokesman Duff Tittle confirmed the probe to ESPN’s Brent McMurphy, but the NCAA would not comment on the matter. 1280 the Zone, a radio station in Salt Lake...

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Poll Says Over 70% of College Students Think America Less Respected Under Obama

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 11:00am

I’m sure there are just as many non-college students who would agree if they were asked.

Tony Lee of Breitbart reported.

Poll: 73% of College Students Believe America Less Respected Under Obama

College students overwhelmingly believe America is losing respect in the world under the leadership of President Barack Obama.

A Panetta Institute survey found...

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Vast sinkhole opens at a Tennessee university’s football stadium

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 9:30am

Administrators and athletes at one Tennessee university are getting a sinking feeling as they look at what’s happening at the football stadium!

Work crews at Austin Peay State University got an unpleasant surprise when a 40-foot sinkhole opened up in Governors Stadium, the team’s football field. Bill Persinger, Executive Director for Public...

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Leftists Angered When University Replaces Gender Studies With Constitution

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 8:00am

The University of South Carolina Upstate today, the rest of academia tomorrow.

Daniel Greenfield of Frontpage Mag reported.

Leftists Denounce “American Taliban” University for Replacing Gender Studies w/Constitution

The University of South Carolina is dumping its Gender Studies center  which became notorious for holding an event titled “How to Be a Lesbian in 10...

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